welcomeIt is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Meditation is at the heart of all programs offered at the Shambhala Center. Slow down, take a breath, and develop more appreciation for yourself and the world.

What to Expect at the Shambhala Center

The Shambhala Center welcomes you to a range of programs and events, including:

  • Contemplative weekend/evening classes and meditation retreats
  • Individual instruction in meditation by trained and authorized meditation instructors
  • Local Community Enrichment events
  • Open Sitting meditation session on Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 PM
  • Café Shambhala every Saturday, 10 AM – Noon
  • Many opportunities to volunteer your energy and inspiration

Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery

The Shambhala Center of Lexington is delighted to provide a home for the contemplative arts. This includes visual arts, music, poetry and movement.


Andrew Wilder’s concert on YouTube

LexArts
LexArts

Our Gallery venue

Article in the Chevy Chaser about our new beginnings, and one on Tips for Mindfulness

Featured Programs

Gallery Hop: Essence of the White Swan

July 19th

Essence of the White Swan showcases the beauty, strength and grace of the black ballerina. Executed in vibrant paints and mixed media, this poignant new series by Lexington, KY artist Andrea Perry translates the power of the art of dance into a 2D format. Continue »

Deepening Compassion Part 3: The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

July 28th—October 6th

This course is the third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

The Art of Connection: Skills for Creating a Vibrant Community

with Vincent Dummer & Marian Judith Broadus

July 29th—September 2nd

In this 6-week course, participants will learn the basic building blocks of creating healthy groups/communities in a gentle and open learning environment. Open to all; please register online. Continue »

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Meditator

Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

Do you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area?

Several of our members do, and have formed a practice group. It meets weekly on Tuesday nights. For more information, see our Cincinnati Group page.

Sangha Members – For information and help in dealing with current events in Shambhala, please see our Current Events page.

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